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Brett Ingerman

Brett Ingerman


Co-Managing Partner, Baltimore Office
Co-Chair, US Business & Commercial Litigation Group

[T]he perfect combination of intelligence allied to bulldog tenacity
client quoted in Chambers USA

Brett Ingerman's law practice concentrates in business and commercial litigation and arbitration, focusing on complex commercial disputes, insurance, and bankruptcy litigation. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in courts all over the country.

Brett also has significant experience in corporate investigations, governance and compliance involving criminal, quasi-criminal and administrative agencies. He has designed and implemented global compliance programs for companies large and small; and focuses on providing practical compliance advice consistent with best practices and local custom. Recently, Brett has conducted a series of large, independent investigations into potential estate claims in bankruptcy.


Brett worked with Senator George J. Mitchell to conduct an independent investigation into alleged illegal use of steroids and other performance-enhancing substances in Major League Baseball.

  • Marina Pacific Hotel & Suites, LLC v. Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, Jury Trial, Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, Case No. 20SMCV00952
  • In re Covia Holdings Corporation, Bench Trial, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Case No. 20-33295 (DRJ)
  • Maryland Reclamation Associates, Inc. v. Harford County, Maryland, Jury Trial, Circuit Court for Harford County, Case No. 12-C-13-509
  • Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC v. Crescendo Biosciences, Inc., Bench Trial, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Case No.: 421796-V
  • Peter Baldwin, et al. v. Aon Risk Services Companies, Inc., Jury Trial, Superior Court of the State of California, County of Fresno-Central District, Case No. 14-CE-CG-00572
  • The Sequoia Presidential Yacht Group, LLC, et al. v. FE Partners, LLC, Chancery Court for the State of Delaware, Case No. 8270-VCG
  • Linde v. Arab Bank, PLC, Jury Trial, US District Court, Eastern District of New York, Case No. 04-CV-2799
  • Sadie M. Castruccio v. Estate of Peter A. Castruccio, Bench Trial, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Case No. 02-C-13-177699
  • State Highway Administration v. PEPCO, Jury Trial, Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Case Nos. CAL 12-32572 and 12-32706
  • Aon Risk Servs. Northwest, Inc. & Aon Corp. v. Michael Cusack & Alliant Ins. Servs., Inc., Bench Trial, Supreme Court of the State of New York
  • SpaceTel Asia Ltd. v. Law Firm; Jury Trial, Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Case No. 03C05000118CN
  • Lowden v. Bosley, Bench Trial, Circuit Court for Alleghany County, Case No. 11-C-04-8384 
  • Connecticut General Life Insurance Company v. Perth Amboy Board of Education, AAA Arbitration Case #13-195-Y-2631-11
  • Port Newark Container Terminal, LLC v. Moffatt & Nichol Engineers, Paving Materials & Construction Co., and Torik Corporation, AAA Arbitration Case #18-110-Y-001835-06
  • American Fidelity Assurance Company v. Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, ARIAS
  • Kingspan Holdings US, Inc. and Kingspan Group PLC v. Daniel R. Baker, Trustee, et al., American Arbitration Association, Case No. 50 T 168 00487 1
  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law 1994
    with honors
  • B.A., Tufts University 1991


  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants (2023)
  • The Daily Record named Brett to its Power 100 list of influential Maryland leaders (2022)
  • The Daily Record named Brett to its inaugural Power 30 Law List, which recognizes the most powerful figures in law in the state of Maryland (2021)
  • Chambers USA
    Band 2, Maryland Litigation: General Commercial (2012-2023)
  • The Legal 500 United States
    Recommended, Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense (2018)
  • Brett was honored with the International Law & Jurisprudence Award given by Chabad at Johns Hopkins (December 2018)
  • Brett was awarded a Leadership in Law Award from The Daily Record in recognition of his outstanding professional achievements, community service and mentoring within Maryland's legal community (April 2018)
  • Brett has been named to The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers Annual Guide to Commercial Litigation (2010)
  • He has been named a Maryland Super Lawyer
  • Benchmark: Litigation, a Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys has repeatedly recognized Brett for his experience in complex commercial litigation and arbitration

Brett received a Client Choice Award for 2016. Established in 2005, the Client Choice Awards recognize those senior corporate counsel partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client service they provide. The criteria for the awards focus on the ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond other players in the market. Winners are chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments.


  • Co-Author, "Post-COVID-19: What to Expect in the 'Next Normal',", May 14, 2020
  • Co-Author, Introduction for the Comparative Law Yearbook, 2019
  • Co-Author, "Navigating a Post-'Yates Memo' World," The National Law Journal, July 4, 2016
  • Co-Author, "What about me?" Ethikos, March/April 2016
  • Co-Author, "An Escalating Crisis at Kilkanian," Ethikos, November/December 2015
  • Co-Author, "Not just a compliance program, but an effective compliance program: SEC, DOJ issue strong reminders," Journal of Investment Compliance, September 29, 2015
  • Co-Author, "Hack attack at Kilkanian Electronics," Ethikos, September/October, 2015
  • Co-Author, "Trouble abroad for Kilkanian Electronics," Ethikos, July/August, 2015
  • State and Local Tax Important Developments - Maryland, The State and Local Tax Lawyer, Publication of the American Bar Association
  • Maryland Update, Committee on State Taxation


  • Co-Presenter, "Today's Confidentiality Might Be Tomorrow's Controversy: How to Protect Your Company in Light of Surprising and Important Developments That Potentially Limit the Corporate Assertion of the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Protections Provided by Confidentiality Agreements," Association of Corporate Counsel - Baltimore (September 2015)
  • Presenter, "At What Cost?" Corporate Compliance: What Keeps the Audit Committee Up At Night?, Society of Insurance Financial Management (2014)
  • Enforcing Lenders' Rights and Meeting the Challenges Passed by Today's Credit Markets
  • Master Class on Conducting an Internal Investigation: ACI Government Contracts Investigations & Litigation Conference
  • Performing an Audit of Your Compliance Program: ACI Government Contracting Compliance for Commercial Companies Conference
  • Re-marketing Equipment and Prospective Finance Customers: Mitigating the Risk of Tortious Interference Claims

Media Mentions

Clerk Experience

  • Law Clerk, Honorable Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Civic and Charitable

  • Former Chair and current Board Member, The CollegeBound Foundation
  • Board of Trustees, McDonogh School



+1 410 580 4177
(Work, Baltimore - Mount Washington)